26 Best Wellness Apps for Emergency Physicians | A Wellness Think Tank Initiative

By |Sep 8, 2017|Categories: Social Media & Tech, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

If you have spent any time working in an emergency department in the last 10 years, you have undoubtedly come across a conversation about wellness and burnout in medicine. Despite increasing awareness, the data is bleak: Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians experience burnout more than any other specialty.1 As we consider that EM was the second most popular Match in 2017, it’s important to focus on collaborative efforts and ensure that the increasing number of EM trainees does not lead to a generation of burned out EM providers.2 […]

Announcing a Crowdsourced Wellness Initiatives Database for EM Residency Programs

By |Aug 30, 2017|Categories: Social Media & Tech, Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” – Plato The rigors of post-graduate training can strain even the most stoic of residents – the next task, the next project, the next shift. These reduce our resiliency to stressful situations. The likelihood is that your program has worked very hard to develop new and innovative initiatives to improve resident wellness and resiliency. And chances are, they have done this in-house. It takes tremendous efforts, however, to create and revise the efforts. In this digital age of social media, this siloed approach no longer is necessary because programs can [...]

I am Dr. Chaiya Laoteppitaks, Assistant Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Aug 27, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Chaiya Laoteppitaks is an emergency physician practicing in Philadelphia. When he’s not busy with his Assistant Program Director duties at Einstein Medical Center, he can be found mastering the art of cooking for his family and friends. Planning his days and weeks, ensures that he maintains his balance, and makes time for his wellness and family too! Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

Welcome our ALiEM Deputy Editor in Chief: Dr. Derek Monette

By |Aug 16, 2017|Categories: Academic, Social Media & Tech|

It is with distinct pleasure that we announce our newest ALiEM team member, Dr. Derek Monette. Derek is a senior EM resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program, newsletter editor for the 2017-18 ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator, and made his EM Match Advice debut talking about changing specialties in EM. Today we announce that he has accepted the newest role as the 2017-18 ALiEM Deputy Editor in Chief (EIC). […]

I am Dr. Rob Orman, Executive Editor of EM:RAP: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Jul 8, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Rob Orman is an emergency physician from Bend, Oregon. When he’s not in the ED, he can be found creating and working on podcasts for the EM:RAP series, for which he is the Executive Editor. From using mindfulness techniques to stay active, Dr. Orman ensures he is mentally in check at the start of each day. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! […]

I am Dr. Richard Shoemaker, Emergency Physician and American Ninja Warrior: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Jul 1, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Richard Shoemaker is an emergency physician from Philadelphia. Primarily working overnight shifts in the ED, Dr. Shoemaker has learned how to master the “shift world”. He maintains his fitness by training as an American Ninja Warrior and is an avid rock climber. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!   […]

I am Jesse Spurr, ED Nurse Educator: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Jun 17, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Staying well in the Emergency Department is not only important for physicians, but for the entire healthcare team. This week we are branching out, and taking a look at How Our ED Colleagues Stay Healthy in EM! Jesse Spurr is an Emergency Department Nurse Educator in Brisbane Australia. Jesse is the creator of injectableorange.com and co-creator of simulationpodcast.com, a Teaching Course faculty, and a organising committee member for SMACC. In addition to his “professional hobbies”, Jesse is kept grounded and content with his two kids and superhero wife. […]

I am Dr. James Adams, Chief Medical Officer: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Jun 10, 2017|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. James Adams is an emergency physician from Chicago. When he is not busy with his clinical and academic responsibilities, Dr. Adams can be found running along the Chicago lakefront. He uses a positive outlook and good vibes to keep himself and those around him well. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!   […]

Reflections and Summaries from the 2017 Resident Wellness Consensus Summit

By |Jun 9, 2017|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|Tags: |

The first ever Resident Wellness Consensus Summit (RWCS) was held this year as a pre-day to Essentials of EM on May 15, 2017 in Las Vegas. This was an amazing opportunity for residents across North America to come together and discuss the important topic of resident wellness. We even had some participants from Fiji! Many of the attendees participated in pre-work for the RWCS through their involvement in the Wellness Think Tank, which is our virtual community of practice that involves residents from across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to pre-work for the RWCS, the members participated in online [...]